Regulatory

The No Surprises Act is Full of Surprises

Feb 15, 2023 at 04:49 pm by Pepper

  Legislation had problems from the get-go   By LYNNE JETER   The No Surprises Act (NSA), which went into effect Jan. 1, 2022, to protect patients from an.... Read More

Arkansas Nurse Practitioners - Moving Toward Independence

Nov 26, 2021 at 12:49 pm by admin

NPs soon eligible for Independent Practice under Arkansas Act 412 Nurse practitioners are critical in today's healthcare landscape, filling gaps created by a nationwide physi.... Read More

Office for Civil Rights Reduces Annual Penalty Caps for Certain Violations Under HIPAA

Sep 23, 2019 at 05:05 pm by admin

On April 30, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)'s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued notification that it is lowering the maximum total penalties it may.... Read More

Expansion of Federal Anti-Kickback Prohibitions

Jan 25, 2019 at 11:08 am by admin

In October 2018, a new Federal anti-kickback law (the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018, or EKRA) became effective. This new law could have significant (even unin.... Read More

Compliance Programs: Are They Really Voluntary?

Sep 20, 2018 at 02:05 pm by admin

Is having a compliance program really a "voluntary" matter for providers? There has been much written regarding the "voluntary" nature of instituting and maintaining an "effec.... Read More